Domestic violence victims fear COVID-19 court changes will leave them in danger | ABC News

Many courts are operating remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak. Applications for bail are being dealt with by a limited number of hub courts, and domestic violence victims are worried they could be at risk if perpetrators are released. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Domestic violence victims fear COVID-19 court changes will leave them in danger | ABC News

Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Polls have closed in Mali’s long-delayed parliamentary elections marred by gunmen abducting observers in a bid to stop the vote. Turnout was low due to security concerns and fears over the coronavirus. The election had been postponed twice previously because of violence by armed groups. But it went ahead this time, despite the kidnapping of … Read more Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

COVID-19 Isolating at home with family violence | ABC News

For many, one of the biggest challenges during the coronavirus pandemic has been isolating at home away from friends and family. Spare a thought though for those suffering from family violence who are being forced into close quarters with their abusers. Authorities say they’re bracing for a dangerous surge. For more from ABC News, click … Read more COVID-19 Isolating at home with family violence | ABC News

PM launches $1.1bn healthcare package plus Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp feature | ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the rate of increase in coronavirus cases has fallen in Australia over the past week, showing the social distancing and self-isolation measures are working. Adding the rates of increase were “still strong”, the Prime Minister unveiled a new app allowing users to navigate the latest advice and information about coronavirus … Read more PM launches $1.1bn healthcare package plus Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp feature | ABC News

Lost in Hong Kong – Liu Xin’s Perspective

The Hong Kong protests which erupted in June 2019 against the fugitive bill rocked the city and quickly dominated headlines. Many have tried to understand and make sense of the situation. Adding a voice to this understanding is China Global Television Network’s (CGTN) senior host and journalist Liu Xin. Liu Xin joined CCTVNEWS, the predecessor … Read more Lost in Hong Kong – Liu Xin’s Perspective

UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen

Yemen’s warring parties have welcomed United Nations calls for an immediate truce, as the conflict enters its sixth year. The UN secretary-general has urged an end to hostilities, to focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. There has been a recent escalation in violence in Yemen, which is already facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Al … Read more UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen

Guinea referendum: Vote could allow president to extend term in power

Guinea’s opposition says at least 10 people have died in violence with police following a controversial referendum and parliamentary vote. Critics of President Alpha Conde say the new constitution would impose a limit of two six-year terms. which could see him in power for another 12 years. Anti-government protests against the polls started in October. … Read more Guinea referendum: Vote could allow president to extend term in power

Guinea to hold contested polls boycotted by opposition

There has been violence in Guinea ahead of a controversial referendum on constitutional amendments critics say will be used to allow 82-year-old President Alpha Conde to extend his time in office with a third term. Despite attacks on several polling sites, alleged irregularities in voter lists, and concerns about the spread of coronavirus, the government … Read more Guinea to hold contested polls boycotted by opposition

Exclusive report: Investigating massacres in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region

Since 2003, the Sudanese region of Darfur has been ravaged by a war behind closed doors. Ethnic massacres and bombings have left more than 300,000 people dead and millions of others displaced. Our reporters obtained extremely rare access to the region, where violence continues after the fall of longtime president Omar al-Bashir. This is their … Read more Exclusive report: Investigating massacres in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region